Pre-Roman Bronze Figurine at the Dorset County Museum

Pre-Roman Bronze Figurine, Dorset County Museum

Pre-Roman Bronze Figurine, Dorset County Museum

Sometimes the smallest finds can be the most beautiful. This tiny figurine, about the size of one of my fingers, was found in Dorset and is on display at the Dorset County Museum.

This little find is a further example of contact between the people of pre-Roman Britain and the outside world; it was made in the Iron-Age and the label states that the style shows Italian influence. We can only guess at its purpose, but it could have been a charm or perhaps made as a toy for a child.

Whatever its function, the detailing on the robe, the bowl hair-cut and the droopy-eyed face make this object utterly charming.

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